3rd Investec Test, Lord's, June 09 - 13, 2016, Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland
416 & 233/7d
(T:362) 288 & 78/1

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
167* & 32
Player Of The Series
193 runs
England 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
England 2nd Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
Match Flow
England 1st Innings 
Alastair Cook (c)lbw b Pradeep851732359049.13
Alex Hales c Mathews b Herath1852853034.61
Nick Compton c †Chandimal b Lakmal11119009.09
Joe Root lbw b Lakmal3980033.33
James Vince  b Pradeep1017231058.82
Jonny Bairstow not out 16725140518066.53
Moeen Ali c Mathews b Herath2560763041.66
Chris Woakes c & b Herath661421658046.47
Stuart Broad c Mendis b Lakmal1432371043.75
Steven Finn c Lakmal b Herath722241031.81
James Anderson c †Chandimal b Eranga43610133.33
Extras(lb 16)16
TOTAL128.4 Ov (RR: 3.23)416
Fall of wickets: 1-56 (Alex Hales, 19.4 ov), 2-67 (Nick Compton, 24.3 ov), 3-71 (Joe Root, 26.1 ov), 4-84 (James Vince, 31.3 ov), 5-164 (Alastair Cook, 56.2 ov), 6-227 (Moeen Ali, 73.5 ov), 7-371 (Chris Woakes, 113.3 ov), 8-396 (Stuart Broad, 122.2 ov), 9-411 (Steven Finn, 127.5 ov), 10-416 (James Anderson, 128.4 ov)
Shaminda Eranga25.429413.6611214000
128.4 to JM Anderson, short, Anderson leaps up in self-defence, feathers a nick, and that is the end of that!. 416/10
Suranga Lakmal2729033.331136000
24.3 to NRD Compton, pitched up and edged on the drive! Compton uses up another life, gone for 1, his Test career surely hanging by a thread. There was just a hint of lateral movement for Lakmal, the ball going away down the hill and Compton wasn't far enough forward, reaching away from his body and a feather of a nick was snapped up by Chandimal. 67/2
26.1 to JE Root, full and veering late, hitting the pads... computer Tucker says no but Mathews decides to review, this could well be close. Root was falling over to the off side, off balance as he swished to leg, it was very, very full... and computer Hawk-Eye says it was hurtling into leg stump! A spot-on review from Mathews and England are three down before lunch, their shirt front increasingly ruffled. 71/3
122.2 to SCJ Broad, wide, walloped ... straight to gully! Broad stayed too leg-side of the ball and failed to control his slash through the cordon. There were lots of gaps on offer but not at gully, where Mendis swallows the offering in his bread-basket. 396/8
Nuwan Pradeep27410423.8511416000
31.3 to JM Vince, crumbs, he's been bowled! The bowler is appealing, the batsman is baffled, neither has really twigged that Vince's off bail has been filched! That was the archetypal bail-trimmer, a perfect lifter on off stump, Vince played inside the line, was beaten as the ball angled in and he has to walk!. 84/4
56.2 to AN Cook, gottim, plumb in front! Pradeep's apparently futile attempts to drag Cook across his stumps and slip one past the inside edge suddenly morph into a brilliant strength-into-weakness gambit and there's no chance a review would save England's captain here. That was missing off, missing leg and taking middle out for dinner and drinks. 164/5
Angelo Mathews1353102.38624000
Rangana Herath3688142.251575000
19.4 to AD Hales, big swing, nicks the edge - and taken at slip! Hales falls to spin for the fourth time in the series, just a little turn and bounce as he tried to cart the ball down the ground, looped gently off the top edge and straight to close catcher. That's what happens when you forget it's a five-day game and start trying to tonk it before lunch (and to the second ball you've faced from the spinner). 56/1
73.5 to MM Ali, goes straight on, that's come off the edge, and snapped up at slip! Moeen wants to be certain that it's carried, the umpires' soft signal is out - and replays confirm Mathews grabbed it well above the turf, that's more out than a Micky Flanagan sketch ("out out")! Lovely bowling, one spun past the inside of the bat and then two balls later Herath clips the outside edge and Moeen is on his way. 227/6
113.3 to CR Woakes, dances forward, drives in the air... straight back to the bowler! Herath has jimmied the lock again, though it very nearly slipped from his grasp! The tactic of lobbing it into the rough has paid off, think the ball went on instead of turning in, came off the inner part of Woakes' bat and looped up gently for the caught-and-bowled. 371/7
127.5 to ST Finn, swept, top-edged, and gone! A sprawling chance to deep backward square ... Finn's patience was exhausted by a probing over, and his release shot plopped into the hands of Lakmal in front of the Mound Stand. 411/9
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
Dimuth Karunaratne c †Bairstow b Finn501011357049.50
Kaushal Silva c †Bairstow b Broad7915223210051.97
Kusal Mendis lbw b Woakes2555833045.45
Lahiru Thirimanne c Root b Finn17581083029.31
Angelo Mathews (c)c Root b Woakes314180021.42
Dinesh Chandimal lbw b Finn1948653039.58
Kusal Perera c †Bairstow b Anderson42731077057.53
Rangana Herath  b Broad3149755063.26
Shaminda Eranga c Vince b Woakes11334007.69
Suranga Lakmal c Root b Anderson0510000.00
Nuwan Pradeep not out 035000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 16, w 1)21
TOTAL95.1 Ov (RR: 3.02)288
Fall of wickets: 1-108 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 30.6 ov), 2-162 (Kusal Mendis, 50.1 ov), 3-166 (Kaushal Silva, 53.1 ov), 4-169 (Angelo Mathews, 56.3 ov), 5-202 (Dinesh Chandimal, 70.1 ov), 6-205 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 72.6 ov), 7-276 (Rangana Herath, 89.2 ov), 8-288 (Kusal Perera, 92.4 ov), 9-288 (Suranga Lakmal, 94.3 ov), 10-288 (Shaminda Eranga, 95.1 ov)
James Anderson2366122.6511111000
92.4 to MDKJ Perera, another short ball, Kusal gives it the charging-cross-batted-swipe - and nicks behind! Bairstow avoids drama in holding on to give Anderson his first wicket and end a spirited knock from young Master Perera. Seemed a bit shaken up by that blow to the hand, obviously didn't trust Eranga to hang around for long, and fell on his sword. 288/8
94.3 to RAS Lakmal, edged this time, and taken this time... at least, Root is confident it was clean. The on-field umpires send it upstairs to be certain but replays quickly confirm that Root had got both mitts around the ball as he went low to his right. Anderson has another (cheap tail-end) wicket and SL are nine down. 288/9
Stuart Broad2377923.4310613000
53.1 to JK Silva, gottim! That was coming after a superb tight start to this spell. Broad goes just a nibble closer to the off stump, Silva hangs his bat out, and there's the thinnest of clicks of willow through to Bairstow. The end of a fine and fighting innings, but he never got started this morning. 166/3
89.2 to HMRKB Herath, bowled 'im, Herath chops on! Broad ends the fun, nothing special about the delivery but Herath, his dander up, was probably trying to cut a ball that was there for it, tad too close and he got a thick bottom edge into off stump. 276/7
Steven Finn1815933.27798010
30.6 to FDM Karunaratne, on the hips, and Finn makes the breakthrough with the strangle! He has the knack, even when he's not on song, Karunaratne got too far across his leg-side flick and just feathered into Bairstow's gloves. I think that's 17 for Bairstow in the series now, only two shy of the three-Test record. And yet, it's the drop we'll be talking about. C'est la vie.... 108/1
70.1 to LD Chandimal, full and straight, that's hitting all three! Although Chandimal thinks otherwise and decides to review... I'll not make any rash promises but I'd be surprised if that's missing. Well, well, it's much closer than I thought, pinned him right in front but only just clipping leg, according to Hawk-Eye. That's enough to support Ravi's on-field call, however, and Chandimal is a goner all the same. 202/5
72.6 to HDRL Thirimanne, now there's an even bigger cheer, as Thiri steers to slip! Oh dear, oh dear... That's bobbins from Sri Lanka's last senior Test batsman, a few minutes before lunch he reaches for a push drive, thick edge and Root snaffles it. Finn has another, the spring quickly returning to his step. 205/6
Chris Woakes17.153131.80905000
50.1 to BKG Mendis, massive appeal and given straightaway! A tight line, angling into the pads, and though there might have been a thought of a review, Mendis thinks better of it! That would have smashed middle and leg nibbled most of leg stump according to HawkEye, and it's due reward for a luckless first day. Who needs the fielders anyway?. 162/2
56.3 to AD Mathews, superb bowling. Extra bounce from just back of a length, Mathews has no time to respond, anchored on the back foot, and a spliced edge loops tantalisingly to Root at second slip! That's a shattering blow for Sri Lanka. 169/4
95.1 to RMS Eranga, and he does so, first ball again, steered to slip and that is that, SL dismissed for 288 and conceding a 128-run lead. 288/10
Moeen Ali1423802.71561000
England 2nd Innings 
Nick Compton c †Chandimal b Eranga1935543054.28
Alex Hales lbw b Mathews9417928210152.51
Joe Root  b Pradeep4571080.00
James Vince  b Pradeep012000.00
Jonny Bairstow  b Pradeep3272891044.44
Steven Finn lbw b Eranga728361025.00
Alastair Cook (c)not out 49861263156.97
Moeen Ali c Herath b Eranga925310036.00
Chris Woakes not out 013000.00
Extras(b 6, lb 4, nb 8, w 1)19
TOTAL71 Ov (RR: 3.28)233/7d
Fall of wickets: 1-45 (Nick Compton, 12.2 ov), 2-50 (Joe Root, 13.4 ov), 3-50 (James Vince, 13.5 ov), 4-101 (Jonny Bairstow, 35.1 ov), 5-120 (Steven Finn, 42.2 ov), 6-202 (Alex Hales, 63.2 ov), 7-224 (Moeen Ali, 70.2 ov)
Suranga Lakmal1324503.46535000
Shaminda Eranga1415834.14575113
12.2 to NRD Compton, edged, and gone! Oh Compo! He was looking the part, but finally one was just too close to that edge, and back he goes, a feather through to the keeper. It's a lonely trudge back to the pavilion and up to the dressing room. He surely knows that is the end of that. He had his moments, particularly in 2013, but I fear he's been found out. 45/1
42.2 to ST Finn, this time he's gone! Finn was a walking lbw today, this is a full delivery which slams into his front pad as he again shuffles right in front and S Ravi raises the finger. They check for the no-ball, it's very tight but just okay. 120/5
70.2 to MM Ali, tries to clear the off side but it comes off the bottom of the bat and finds long off. Couldn't quite get his timing this innings. 224/7
Nuwan Pradeep1553732.46754003
13.4 to JE Root, bowled him! Keeps low and out goes the off peg! Root shakes his head ruefully but there's not a lot he could have done about that. Not a full-blown shooter, a la Jack Russell in Barbados 1989-90, but shin height. Still, on the plus side, he'll be able to tell Bayliss to leave him be at 4!. 50/2
13.5 to JM Vince, wow! On your bike son! This one nips off the seam, down the hill, Vince plays no stroke, and out goes his off pole as well! Immaculate line from Pradeep, but having seen Root's demise, Vince might have been better advised putting any old bat on ball, really .... 50/3
35.1 to JM Bairstow, bowled him, Pradeep does it again! Just as England's fourth-wicket pair seemed to be cruising for the close, Bairstow swishes across the line without much footwork and Pradeep hits the top of middle... Maybe an inside edge, coming down the slope, YJB is KIA. 101/4
Rangana Herath2026303.15834100
Angelo Mathews932012.22391000
63.2 to AD Hales, no! Hales is pinned on the front pad, and though he's reviewing it doesn't look good ... a fraction back of a length and zipping through quickly, he was simply late on the shot... sliding down, maybe, a few have so far this Test ... it's his only hope... but nope, clipping leg, and off he goes.. 202/6
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (T: 362 runs)
Dimuth Karunaratne not out 37661076056.06
Kaushal Silva lbw b Anderson1651683031.37
Kusal Mendis not out 1730372156.66
Extras(b 1, lb 6, nb 1)8
TOTAL24.2 Ov (RR: 3.20)78/1
Fall of wickets: 1-45 (Kaushal Silva, 15.4 ov)
Stuart Broad1142702.45565001
James Anderson922713.00424000
15.4 to JK Silva, booming inswinger! Traps him lbw offering no shot. Silva calls for the review. He went to leave this and it thunder into his pads, but has it done too much? Hits him behind the knee role. That came back a lot, lovely skilful bowling and it's smashing leg stump. 45/1
Chris Woakes21703.5091000
Moeen Ali21402.00111000
Joe Root0.206018.0010100
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Thu, 09 Jun - day 1 - England 1st innings 279/6 (Jonny Bairstow 107*, Chris Woakes 23*, 90 ov)
Fri, 10 Jun - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 162/1 (Kaushal Silva 79*, Kusal Mendis 25*, 49 ov)
Sat, 11 Jun - day 3 - England 2nd innings 109/4 (Alex Hales 41*, Steven Finn 6*, 38 ov)
Sun, 12 Jun - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 32/0 (Dimuth Karunaratne 19*, Kaushal Silva 12*, 12 ov)
Mon, 13 Jun - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 78/1 (24.2 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Wet Ground: Sri Lanka - 32/0 in 12.0 overs (FDM Karunaratne 19, JK Silva 12)
  • Rain: Sri Lanka - 32/0 in 12.0 overs (FDM Karunaratne 19, JK Silva 12)
  • Wet Ground: Sri Lanka - 32/0 in 12.0 overs (FDM Karunaratne 19, JK Silva 12)
  • Rain: Sri Lanka - 32/0 in 12.0 overs (FDM Karunaratne 19, JK Silva 12)
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 32/0 in 12.0 overs (FDM Karunaratne 19, JK Silva 12)
  • Rain: Sri Lanka - 45/1 in 15.4 overs (FDM Karunaratne 27)
  • Tea: Sri Lanka - 45/1 in 15.4 overs (FDM Karunaratne 27)
  • Over 15.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - JK Silva (Struck down)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 17.1 overs (104 balls), Extras 3
  • Over 22.5: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - RJ Tucker, Batsman - BKG Mendis (Struck down)
  • Rain: Sri Lanka - 78/1 in 24.2 overs (FDM Karunaratne 37, BKG Mendis 17)
Lord's, London
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Jonny Bairstow
Player Of The Series
Sri Lanka
Kaushal Silva
Jonny Bairstow
Series resultEngland won the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2205
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days9,10,11,12,13 June 2016 - day (5-day match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsEngland 2, Sri Lanka 2